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Wasps

Zone 06058 | [email protected] added on August 21, 2016 | Answered

Can wasps destroy trees?

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    Alisma
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    Answered on August 22, 2016

    There are some wasp species that lay their eggs in trees and cause galls (basically plant tumors) to form, but this is not usually fatal to the tree:

    http://ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/galls-oak

    Other than that, carpenter bees can damage trees, though they are more likely to attack houses or other wooden structures:

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/carpenter-bee-control.htm

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